OEP Award For 5th Grade Science Benchmark

posted Sep 23, 2015, 10:37 AM by Jan.Rhodes@shbears.org

Each year, the Office for Education Policy (OEP) at the University of Arkansas creates a report entitled the Outstanding Educational Performance Awards highlighting the highest-performing schools in Arkansas.  Although the PARCC results have not yet been released, we are happy to announce OEP Science awards based on Benchmark and End-of-Course science exams.

We are pleased to announce that Spring Hill Elementary School won a “High-Achieving School” OEP award for performance on the 5th Grade Benchmark Science exam. These awards are based on the OEP-created “school GPA,” calculated on the basis of the percentage of students that perform at a particular level on the Benchmark or End-of-Course exam (advanced, proficient, basic, and below basic). To learn more about how we determined the OEP award winners and to see the full list of award recipients, you can view the entire report.      

We congratulate you on this accomplishment and hope that you will share this good news with teachers, students, and any others who contributed to your school’s success.